STAR PREVIEW Man U v Man C

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s not exactly a bad resumption of the domestic action on Saturday.The Old Firm Derby at midday between Celtic and Rangers and then, at 12.30pm, all eyes on Old Trafford for Man U v Man City. A double episode of Neighbours, if you like.I think Celtic will beat Rangers easily – they are playing the better football and scoring plenty of goals whereas Rangers still look a little vulnerable for my money.The Manchester derby is altogether more difficult to predict. Both sides have made excellent, unbeaten, starts to their new campaigns under their respective new managers.The winners will head straight to the outright top of the embryonic table and preserve their 100% record before Chelsea bid to keep their winning start to the season away to Swansea on Sunday.The team news favours the hosts. Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have both recovered from minor injuries to be fit for the match and Antonio Valencia is also available after international duty.Man City striker Sergio Aguero begins a three-game ban and they are likely to be again without captain Vincent Kompany who is close to a return after a thigh injury.Master tactician Mourinho feels the absence of Aguero makes life harder. He said: “It’s more difficult [for us]. It looks a little bit of a contradiction, but without Aguero it is more difficult.“When Aguero is available, we know that Aguero plays. We know their formation, we know their dynamics and nobody has doubts.“They have so many options that for us in the preparation of the game, we have to go step by step, we have to go situation after situation because we try to reduce the unpredictability of the game, you know?”Man Utd v Man CityPremier League12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2016 PREMIER Man City 0-1 Man UtdOct 2015 PREMIER Man Utd 0-0 Man CityApr 2015 PREMIER Man Utd 4-2 Man CityNov 2014 PREMIER Man City 1-0 Man UtdMar 2014 PREMIER Man Utd 0-3 Man CitySep 2013 PREMIER Man City 4-1 Man UtdApr 2013 PREMIER Man Utd 1-2 Man CityDec 2012 PREMIER Man City 2-3 Man UtdApr 2012 PREMIER Man City 1-0 Man UtdJan 2012 FA CUP Man City 2-3 Man UtdIt’s a close call but I am favouring United – they are unbeaten in their last three games against their neighbours and the team news sways me to the home win.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK MAN U for 8 points at 11/8 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +55.90 pointslast_img read more